Lecture: Peter Eisner, “MacArthur’s Spies”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - July 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Falmouth Historical Society & Museums on the Green
Falmouth

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The Soldier, the singer and the spymaster who defied the Japanese during World War II

On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious eighty-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur’s Spiesis the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur’s return.

Lecture: Peter Eisner, "MacArthur's Spies"